The city of Reggio Emilia will have a place in the Mother Teresa Museum of Tirana-Albania, the country of origin of this great figure -.
This morning (Wednesday 4 / 12) the Councilor for sport Mauro Del Bue welcomed the runners of the “People Runnesr” team, Indrit Hila and Antonio Hoxha to the municipal headquarters: the marathon runners gave the city a copy of the Dialogue Jersey which is the symbol of the Madre Teresa Museum and is undersigned by personalities and Nobel Peace Prize winners.
The initiative, organized by the Micro Macro Association and its President, Vittoria Stakharyak, is part of a broader and more articulated activity aimed at the encounter between different cultures and religions, "Progetto Dialogo" (www.progettodialogo.it).
After the meeting the runners started the relay that will cross all of Italy: Indrit and Antonio traveled the first ten kilometers, then they will pass the baton to other marathon runners and so on until they reach Brindisi.
Crossing the Adriatic, the People Runners will arrive in Durres and finally Tirana, where they will deliver the shirt of the original Dialogue to the inauguration of the great exhibition on Mother Teresa, organized in her country of origin on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the beatification (2003-2013) . It will become permanent and will constitute the first nucleus of the Museum dedicated to this great figure.
This is a major Italian-Albanian cooperation project involving the Nobel Peace Prize Secretariat, the Vatican, the Government and all the Albanian religious denominations and numerous Italian institutions: the exhibition will indeed be inaugurated on December 19 at the Italian Cultural Institute of Tirana in the presence of our Ambassador Massimo Gagliani and the Albanian Minister of Culture Mirela Kumbaro.
A section of the future Museum will be dedicated to the cities that have joined and supported the project in various forms, including Reggio Emilia. No coincidence that the relay starts from our city that has already hosted and promoted many other related initiatives, such as a selection from the exhibition on Mother Teresa and the delivery in the Tricolor room of the medals of the President of the Republic, on the occasion of the Un Mondo Contest coloured.
Reggio Emilia will have a place in the International Museum dedicated to one of the greatest figures of the '900, an image itself of dialogue and hospitality: this is why Wednesday's meeting has not only a symbolic value, but also a precise meaning that adds concreteness to the goal of really being “city
They signed the Dialogue Jersey
Mairead Corrigan Maguire - 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Betty Williams - Nobel Peace Prize winner 1976
Rita Levi Montalcini - Nobel Prize winner for medicine 1986
Muhammad Yunus - Nobel Peace Prize winner 2006
Lech Walesa - Nobel Peace Prize winner 1983
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri - President of IPCC, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007
Rigoberta Menchù Tum - Nobel Peace Prize winner 1992
John Hume - Nobel Peace Prize winner 1998
Frederik Willem de Klerk - Nobel Peace Prize winner 1993
Card. Paul Poupard - Presid. Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Vatican Culture
Kerry Kennedy - President of the Kennedy Foundation
Bob Geldof - social artist